Why I love Christmas and Jimmy Stewart

Clip ONE.  It’s a Wonderful Life.  If you haven’t seen it, do it.  Life is wonderful.  All life.  Even lives that do not go as planned.  Even lives that include struggle, failure, and pain.  Perhaps those lives are even a bit more wonderful.  When Harry raises his glass, and toasts, “To my big brother George, the richest man in town.”  I will cry.  George has spent his life serving, loving, taking care, showing compassion and understanding.  He has NOT been rewarded or recognized for his life, and yet, as the story illustrates, it is a wonderful life.


Clip TWO.  A clip from an OLD LDS (Latter-day Saint, the Mormons) Christmas movie.  Mr. Krueger, played by Jimmy Stewart is a janitor who is alone at Christmas.  The clip is a “dream sequence” in which he imagines himself present at the birth of Christ.  Makes me cry every time.  The intimate relationship Mr. Krueger has with the Savior is so readily apparent.  The love expressed AND received always makes me mindful of my own relationship with Christ.  I love and am loved.  Bottom line.  Enough.

This season, and beyond, go out and live a big, beautiful, messy, goofy and wonderful life.  Remember you are loved.  Cherished.  Enough.

Merry Christmas.

Light and Love,

Big Laura

5 thoughts on “Why I love Christmas and Jimmy Stewart

  1. Beyond the commercializations of Christmas which I don’t like, there is something inexplicable about the human kindness that this time evokes.


  2. This has always been my favorite Christmas movie – one of my favorite movies of any kind. I rented it off amazon and watched it again this year just before Christmas – the original black and white version, and it hasn’t lost any of it’s power. While I’ve left my religion and struggled with my faith, this movie never fails to give me a little spark to hold on to – keep me hoping.


  3. p.s. I hope things are going will with your new man…. sort of. Timing has never been my forte. We’re the same age, and while I’m sure it wouldn’t appear so, we’ve got a lot in common.

    I’ve always admired people who could sing. I play instruments but cannot sing – and it’s not for a lack of making people cry by trying,.


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